Can I paint over carpet glue without killing anyone?
November 7, 2012 9:15 AM Subscribe
Can I just paint over thick carpet glue? Other ideas for beautifying a rough-looking studio space welcome.
posted by Ms. Toad to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I've recently rented a little studio/workshop, and I'm free to fix up and decorate it however I like. The concrete floor was once carpeted, and the carpet has been removed with lots of thick carpet glue left behind. It's ugly and uninspiring. I don't want to invest tons of money or sweat equity in fixing it up, and it's not well-ventilated so I also don't want to treat it with noxious chemicals.
So, I'm thinking of just painting over the existing glue (which actually has an interesting texture) in an attractive color, and then maybe throwing a rug over that. Is there any reason this would be a bad idea?
Or any other ideas about how to cover over or beautify such an ugly floor? The room is an odd shape, so an area rug would help, but there'd still be large patches of ugly poking out.